Long time no build

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Mark McLean
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Re: Long time no build

Post by Mark McLean » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:47 am

stevemc32 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:10 pm
So it's all done and sounding great.

Now time to finish reading the books and get the shed cleaned up for the next project. Cheers!
Happy times!

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Re: Long time no build

Post by Pat.Hawkins » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:04 pm

On fret bending..
Trevor G has a Fret bending jig in the Jigs and Fixtures forum.
Just search there with the word emergency.

I copied it using a wooden base plate and three wooden dowels.
I realise that's only good for short-term but it worked a treat.
I padded the dowel posts with wraps of masking tape till I got the correct radius.
Hope that's of some use.

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Re: Long time no build

Post by stevemc32 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:14 pm

Thanks Pat, the undersize tang was definitely my problem with the first set of frets, it was not something I'd considered before.

I made a fret bender a long time ago that looks very similar to the one you mentioned but I used sliding door rollers. I don't need any sort of drive for this one, just push the wire through and hold it straight. It doesn't bend the first and last few centimetres of wire which is a bit of a pain.

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